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  • Hutong Spotlight: Matt Chitwood

    The Hutong Hits Shanghai with Matthew Chitwood Hutonger Matt Chitwood is now on the ground in Shanghai helping to open up The Hutong’s new office and strengthen relationships and programming in the region. He took a break from enjoying some of Shanghai’s delicious 生煎包 (sheng jian bao) to share with us a bit more. Are there hutongs in Shanghai? There are no

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  • Hot N Healthy: A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness

    Hot N Healthy: A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness   “Is it like meditation or something?” One student asked, as we made the short walk from our hutong courtyard to the location of our mindfulness workshop. These students were about 17 years old; bright and energetic. A colleague and I were running a 3-day health and wellness program (aptly named “Hot

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  • Prayers on the Tibetan Plateau

    Prayers on the Tibetan Plateau This fall, The Hutong took an adventurous group of high school students on a journey that began in Qinghai’s provincial capital Xining and finished in Gansu’s provincial capital Lanzhou. A place home to hundreds of yaks and the nomads that tend them, this is an area graced by the many monasteries that dot its windswept

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  • 5 Ways to Warm Up Your Beijing Team Building Events this Winter

    With December and the onslaught of Beijing’s coldest winter in four years around the corner, we know it can be difficult envisioning a holiday party, corporate retreat, or team building event that doesn’t end in everyone jostling for space around a heater. But hear us out. At The Hutong, we have winter-proofed our team building events to ensure that everyone

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  • UWC Singapore makes its Jiangnan Journey

    Jiangnan Journey This year’s Hutong Fall season marked the first time students from UWC Singapore took a trip to China’s Jiangnan area, combining the sites and skyscrapers of Shanghai with the serenity and soul of Hangzhou’s beautiful West Lake. The program’s primary focus was on language immersion and practice. Students were given the chance to practice speaking and writing Chinese

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